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by splatterdog
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 84 SR5 Tercel 4WD 213k , needs rebuild/new engine *make offer (OR)
Replies: 35
Views: 3329

Re: 84 SR5 Tercel 4WD 213k , needs rebuild/new engine *make offer (OR)

If the "Greasy Strangler" people had their hands on it, that car is likely soiled for life.
by splatterdog
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Asa’s Sunshine Wagon - 1984 Tercel SR5
Replies: 21
Views: 325

Re: Asa’s Sunshine Wagon - 1984 Tercel SR5

In a pinch, a crescent shaped relief on the side of the stud head via bench grinder can allow a stud to clear the knuckle. Got this idea from a new stud that already came that way.
by splatterdog
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Beautiful '83 SR5 in great condition - Minneapolis
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Beautiful '83 SR5 in great condition - Minneapolis

Damn my $500 limit! One of these days..
by splatterdog
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Asa’s Sunshine Wagon - 1984 Tercel SR5
Replies: 21
Views: 325

Re: Asa’s Sunshine Wagon - 1984 Tercel SR5

It's all good. I speed viewed the vid. I can be a little fierce in defense of T4's. New snow tires last winter gave me a little superiority complex on top of that. It was like my first big block, LOOK OUT!
by splatterdog
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Asa’s Sunshine Wagon - 1984 Tercel SR5
Replies: 21
Views: 325

Re: Asa’s Sunshine Wagon - 1984 Tercel SR5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReiOmtL45hU If you go to part 2/2 of this video and you will see where they try to pit the Subaru against the Tercel. All things being fairly equal, I'm calling tires on that hill climb, perhaps with a touch of biased/inexperienced driver. Yes I will admit, I'm biase...
by splatterdog
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Asa’s Sunshine Wagon - 1984 Tercel SR5
Replies: 21
Views: 325

Re: Asa’s Sunshine Wagon - 1984 Tercel SR5

Welcome! Looks like a nice start to T4'ing. It might be just the first.. Not surprising given the location of this post, but I think your car is way cooler!

Did you get it from a member? The brake upgrade leads me to believe that.
by splatterdog
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: rad fan staying on after engine shut off, even in cold weather
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: rad fan staying on after engine shut off, even in cold weather

Well maybe, but I haven't ever seen a connection between the ats and the fan, but I certainly haven't seen everything. Does your code reader show fan command? That is kind of outside what most cheap code readers can do. How about ohms thru the coolant temp sensor? If your code reader does data, ats ...
by splatterdog
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tercel 4WD alternatives?
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: Tercel 4WD alternatives?

Don't forget about true 4wd, not that wussy awd business. My T4 dragged an 05 CRV across the lake last winter. Looked like it gave 90/10, maybe 80/20 at best. A T-case lever on the floor would be a deal maker!
by splatterdog
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: rad fan staying on after engine shut off, even in cold weather
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: rad fan staying on after engine shut off, even in cold weather

Scanned it? Are fans commanded on? Maybe try some swaptronics with another relay if not. Temp sensor resistance spec is 2310-2590 ohms at 68f, 146.9-147.3 at 230f

Worst case is the ecm is commanding it on when not needed. Fan system always has power. Maybe see if the ac switch affects it too.
by splatterdog
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Epic starter issues
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: Epic starter issues

A free spinning starter can also be a failed one way clutch on the starter drive gear.

The click and nothing is usually solenoid contacts in the starter, provided everything else is in order. Those usually get a Toyota starter working again.
by splatterdog
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Vanderhall roadster
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Vanderhall roadster

Too funny!
by splatterdog
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Bryan's find SOLD on L.A. CL!
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Bryan's find SOLD on L.A. CL!

Jay Traugott is off quite a bit. 3k new? I don't think so. An 85 with everything but a sunroof is almost 12k new as shown by my 85's original receipt. Most of the low mileage ebay beauties have also gone for 10-14k. Bryan's might have been at the top of that heap for minty garage queens. I wonder ho...
by splatterdog
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Vanderhall roadster
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Vanderhall roadster

Been seeing these on the road lately, likely due to a dealer being near me. Looks fun but what really caught my attention were the seat options. I know that some here will like them. Be sure to click on accessories to see them under the "shop" button on the top right.

https://vanderhallusa.com/
by splatterdog
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: video on replacing your blinker fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 928

Re: video on replacing your blinker fluid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_ZVsibXNrk Further proof that he's not to be trusted. Did he forget tercels were part of the first group of cars that easily do 300k back when 100k on a domestic was just about done? Grand Marquis is better than Caprice because of RWD? Idiot alert! After some of his...
by splatterdog
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!
Replies: 223
Views: 23821

Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!

While not a chick magnet, if there is no protest over a T4, they just might be a keeper!